Reports

Brighton Half-Marathon - 26/2/17

Jim Allchin set a fine new PB running 1hr 13m 42s for 21st.


Junior parkrun Weekly Roundup - 26/2/17

Lucy Molden finished 39th in 11:51.


National Cross-Country Championships - 25/2/17

Thames Men took on the might of the rest of England in the National Cross Country Champs at Wollaton Park, Nottingham. The course was a glorious mix of sharp hills, slurry bogs, a river or two, and a particularly mean uphill sludge field in the last 400m. There is a special kind of fear which grips the air as 2,000 runners contemplate the task before them. You will be pleased to hear that the Thames team were equal to the task and finished 20th out of 131 teams. Josh Carr led the way finishing 88th in his first race in a Thames vest. James Chettle showed a strong return to fitness in 152nd with Martin Shore not far back in 206th. Both Richard Ollington and Gordon Pearce had the audacity to pass their Captain in the last 400m to finish 268th and 278th respectively with yours truly closing the scoring team in 288th. Andy Weir, 440th, and Iain Sheridain, 795th closed the team in fine style. Great day, great result.

Pos Name Time
88. John Carr 43:08
152. James Chettle 44:13
206. Martin Shore 45:03
268. Richard Ollington 46:04
278. Gordon Pearce 46:11
288. Matthew Jones 46:19
440. Andy Weir 48:16
795. Iain Sheridan 52:37

parkrun Weekly Roundup - 25/2/17

Twelve Saltires were in action in weekly parkruns.

Position Gender Position parkrunner Run Time Event
34 31 Alex MACKULA 18:54 Bushy Park #669
26 26 Andrew LENON 20:35 Wimbledon Common #536
31 31 Matthew BEANEY 20:44 Wimbledon Common #536
66 62 Richard CRAIG-MCFEELY 20:46 Fulham Palace #181
38 37 Rupert FERGUSON 22:00 Swansea Bay #68
39 38 James FERGUSON 22:00 Swansea Bay #68
60 56 Rob TURNER 22:57 Southsea #179
109 12 Denise BARNETT 24:07 Wimbledon Common #536
147 127 Jim FOSTER 24:17 Nonsuch #286
137 18 Claire ALTMANN 25:20 Richmond #495
135 87 Jim STEPHENSON 31:17 Crane Park #253
391 254 Fred CROFT 45:58 Richmond #495

Last Friday 5km Race, Hyde Park - 24/2/17

Simon Molden finished 6th (and first V40) in 16:25.


Hampton Court Half-Marathon - 19/2/17

Head of the pack was Brian Thursby-Pelham who came home in 1hr 18m 35s to finish 30th. Anthony Doolittle made the top 100 with a solid 73rd in 1hr 23m 43s. Kate Symons was third Thames finisher in 1hr 48m 57s and Bruce Blackshaw closed the team in 2hrs 03m.


Bramley 20 - 19/2/17

Many congratulations to James McMullan and Alex Mackula, who both contested the Bramely 20. Both showed they are well on track for London Marathon pbs with James taking an outstanding 2nd in 1hr 49m 24s and Alex coming in at 120th in 2hrs 18m 10s.


Junior parkrun Weekly Roundup - 19/2/17

At Wimbledon Park, Barney Higgins finished 41st in 11:41 and at Surbiton, Lucy Molden finished 23rd in 11:24.


parkrun Weekly Roundup - 18/2/17

Fourteen Saltires were in action in weekly parkruns. There were wins for Simon Wurr at Ally Pally and Katy Hedgethorne at Bushy Park.

Position Gender Position parkrunner Run Time Event
2 2 Gordon PEARCE 00:16:10 Finsbury #364
1 1 Simon WURR 00:16:51 Ally Pally #266
13 1 Katy HEDGETHORNE 00:17:41 Bushy Park #668
24 22 David SYMONS 00:18:24 Bushy Park #668
27 1 Elizabeth STAVRESKI 00:19:15 Dulwich #258
16 3 Ruth WALLACE 00:19:28 Frimley Lodge #369
36 33 Nic PRICE 00:20:40 Ashton Court #293
26 25 Matthew BEANEY 00:20:48 Wimbledon Common #535
205 179 Rob TURNER 00:22:17 Bushy Park #668
118 104 Jim FOSTER 00:24:05 Brockwell Park #313
251 206 David C JENKINS 00:28:46 Wimbledon Common #535
283 223 Colin PRICE 00:30:02 Wimbledon Common #535
298 228 Simon LEATHES 00:30:33 Wimbledon Common #535
419 272 Fred CROFT 00:39:36 Richmond #494

Thames H&H vs Milocarians - 12/2/17

Held in conjunction with the Second Sunday 5, Thames beat Milos in an 8-to-score cibtest by 86 points to 151. We had a good, solid showing from the second team, with 24 runners and 60 finishers overall. Many congratulations to 2nd Team Captain Alex Mackula for pulling the team together and to David Symons, Mike Farmery, Chris Hutber, Al Gibbons and the Captainís spouse for helping host the event. The full result can be found here.


Junior parkrun Weekly Roundup - 12/2/17

At Wimbledon Park, Seb Cockerell finished third in 08:38 and at Surbiton, Lucy Molden finished 29th in 12:23.


Surrey League (men) Division 1, Round IV, Wimbledon Common - 11/2/17

The men finished 2nd in the final match on Wimbledon Common with 245 points, a mere 30 points behind first place. Head of the pack, and overall champion of the individual standings, was James McMullan in 4th. Thamesí international runner, Martin Alvarez Espinar charged through for 11th, and the solid packing from Martin Shore (16th), Gordon Pearce (18th), Richard Kowenicki (19th) and Simon Wurr (24th) brought a tear to the eye for those of us who remember the glory years of 2004-05. Battling through came James Chettle in 29th, your Captain in 38th, Richard Ollington in 42nd and Jim Allchin closed the team in 44th. In all Thames had 17 finishers and the fine result reflected the depth of the team.

Thames H&H: 2nd on the day and 5th overall

Pos Name Time
4. James McMullan 26:36
11. Martin Alvarez-Espinar 27:13
16. Martin Shore 27:34
18. Gordon Pearce 27:36
19. Richard Kowenicki 27:38
24. Simon Wurr 27:43
29. James Chettle 27:50
38. Matt Jones 28:16
42. Richard Ollington 28:29
44. Jim Allchin 28:33
79. Chris Rye 29:55
99. Andy Weir 30:35
108. Andrew Fargus 30:58
125. Iain Sheridan 31:57
135. David Crowther 32:43
136. Oliver Broderick_Ward 32:44
153. Andy Robinson 34:47

Surrey League (women) Division 1; Round 4, Coulsdon - 11/2/17

Thames Ladies A produced a superb result at Coulsdon to win the race with a fine 103 points. Leading the way was Katy Hedgethorne in 4th, with Mara Yamauchi (8th running for the B team) and Sarah Hazel (9th) separated by just 2 seconds in a sprint finish just behind. Ruth Wallace was 13th, Liz Stavreski 30th and Jo Shillington closed the team in 47th. The B team finished 26th, with Jess Davies (119) and Jo Winn-Smith (169) ably backing up Maraís 8th place.
This excellent closing performance put Thames 3rd overall in the league with Katy Hedgethorn finishing 4th in the overall individual standings. Anna Garnier took gold in the individual V60 category having finished 1st in every single one of the 3 races she contested.

Pos Name Time
4. Katy Hedgethorne 30:36
8. Mara Yamauchi 31:32
9. Sarah Hazel 31:34
13. Ruth Wallace 32:09
30. Liz Stavreski 33:21
47. Jo Shillington 34:30
119. Jess Davies 38:52
169. Jo Winn-Smith 46:53

parkrun Weekly Roundup - 11/2/17

Twelve Saltires were in action in Saturday parkruns.

Position Gender Position parkrunner Run Time Event
2 2 Matthew Norton LYNAS 18:13 Markeaton #175
26 24 Richard CRAIG-MCFEELY 20:04 Fulham Palace #179
13 10 Richard PITT 21:02 Newbury #272
18 17 Matthew BEANEY 21:03 Wimbledon Common #534
20 19 Andrew LENON 21:07 Wimbledon Common #534
44 40 Rob TURNER 21:57 Southseas #177
253 224 Hugh SHIELDS 23:46 Bushy Park #667
110 99 Jim FOSTER 24:34 Noncuh #284
692 507 Jim STEPHENSON 31:29 Bushy Park #667
239 177 Colin PRICE 31:38 Wimbledon Common #534
272 191 Richard WESTON 35:35 Wimbledon Common #534
350 234 Fred CROFT 44:56 Richmond #493

Chichester 10km Race - 5/2/17

Alex Mackula finished 100th in 38m23s.


Junior parkrun Weekly Roundup - 5/2/17

Seb Cockerell was 2nd at Wimbledon in 8m 43s and Lucy Molden came 13th at Surbiton in 11m 41s.


parkrun Weekly Roundup - 4/2/17

Eleven Saltires were in action in weekly parkruns.

Position Gender Position parkrunner Run Time Event
2 2 Martin SHORE 16:18 Richmond #492
19 2 Claire ALTMANN 19:47 Richmond #492
29 3 Jo DAVIES 20:18 Cambridge #537
34 32 Andrew LENON 21:20 Wimbledon Common #533
188 173 Rob TURNER 22:33 Bushy Park #666
122 104 Jim FOSTER 24:22 Nonsuch #283
145 22 Denise BARNETT 25:51 Wimbledon Common #533
139 97 Jim STEPHENSON 29:34 Crane Park #250
251 185 David C JENKINS 31:04 Wimbledon Common #533
273 197 Colin PRICE 31:55 Wimbledon Common #533
374 248 Fred CROFT 42:57 Richmond #492


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